Delbert Ernest Coon, 81, of Odell, a former Baker City resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at his home.
Private cremation was held at The Dalles Win-quatt Crematory. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. There will be a private family service and inurnment later at Baker City.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1921, at Portland, the only child of Oliver and Edna Craig Coon. Delbert was raised at Baker City where he attended schools.
He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed at North Africa and Sicily. He returned to Baker City and married Gladys Irene Baird on May 5, 1948. In 1969, they moved to the Hood River Valley, and then in 1985 they settled at Odell.
Delbert worked as a logger, house painter, security guard, salesman, and he worked year- round for Diamond Fruit Growers. In his spare time, Delbert enjoyed raising roses and traveling.
Survivors include his sons and their spouses, Bruce and Doris Coon, of Henderson, Ky, Ed and Peggy Coon of Odell, Larry and Donna Coon of Odell and Oliver and Teresa Coon of Soldotna, Alaska; two granddaughters, Charmaine Coon and Thalera Coon, both of Odell.
His wife, Gladys, died on Sept. 8,1997.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, 751 Myrtle St., The Dalles, OR 97058.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor